Jonas R. Emrie
Jonas Reece Emrie
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 6th district
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
|Preceded by||Andrew Ellison|
|Succeeded by||Joseph R. Cockerill|
|Member of the Ohio Senate from Adams & Highland counties|
December 6, 1847 – December 2, 1849
|Succeeded by||Ruel Beeson|
|Born||April 25, 1812|
|Died||June 5, 1869 (aged 57)|
Mound City, Illinois
|Resting place||Beech Grove Cemetery|
Born in Hillsboro, Ohio, Emrie pursued preparatory studies. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hillsboro, Ohio. He was editor and publisher of the Hillsboro Gazette 1839–1848 and 1854–1856. Leader in organizing the Hillsboro Female College. He was appointed postmaster of Hillsboro April 8, 1839, and served until February 23, 1841. He served as member of the State senate in 1847 and 1848. First probate judge of Highland County 1851–1854.
Emrie was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress. He moved to Mound City, Illinois, in 1857. He engaged in mercantile pursuits, conducted a newspaper, and practiced law. Police magistrate of the city in 1858. Township treasurer of schools. He served as master in chancery of Pulaski County, Illinois. He died in Mound City, Illinois, June 5, 1869. He was interred in Beech Grove Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Jonas R. Emrie (id: E000177)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Jonas R. Emrie at Find a Grave
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